Jobbie Nooner has been going on for a long time. The Jobbie Crew has spent a lot of time researching and interviewing the people that were there from the beginning! We are proud to bring you the whole story of Jobbie Nooner from the start! You can read our exclusive interviews from the people that were there.
JobbieCrew ARE NOT the “organizers” of Jobbie Nooner, Raft-Off, etc.
Jobbie Nooner is a natural phenomenon that occurs every year. We are just one of the many supporters and information outposts for the various events.
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Boats, beads, beer and boobs!
Jobbie Nooner, the “Mardi Gras of the Midwest”, is the ultimate annual Summer festival.
Around 100,000+ people attend Jobbie Nooner every year.
The concept is simple: if a girl shows you her boobs, you give her a necklace of beads.
The main attractions at Jobbie are beautiful boats, beautiful women, and hanging out with friends.
One of the other main attractions at Jobbie Nooner is the “Wheel of Destiny” onboard the JobbieCrew’s pirate ship, the Mystic Maiden. Over 500+ girls come onboard throughout the day, spin the wheel, pop their tops and more.
Jobbie has become a rite of passage. It is one of the greatest celebrations of female beauty in all their sexy naked glory that the State of Michigan has to offer.
A “Rite of Passage” is a ritual event that marks your transition from one stage to another, it usually involves water.
You will see everything at Jobbie Nooner. Hot topless honeys doing jello shots, girls making out with each other, going down on each other, you will see more topless women in one single day than you’ll see in the rest of your life.
Jobbie Nooner is consensual fun.
There is no coercion, girls are not forced to get topless or do anything they don’t want to do.
Girls act on their own free will and volition.
This makes for some excellent and memorable uncensored fun on the high seas of Lake St. Clair!
This boating festival is not about disrespecting women. It’s about celebrating how beautiful all the ladies are!
All women are beautiful! Yes, ALL of you ladies!
Also, this is NOT about disrespecting law enforcement.
The cops have their hands full every day dealing with goofy dipshit assholes. So please, don’t add to their aggravation.
Just respect the ladies, respect the cops, respect each other and let’s all drink some beer, enjoy these events and see thousands of tits!
Jobbie Nooner is centered around tiny Gull Island at the mouth of the South Channel in Lake St. Clair.
Several rings of boats line up in circles around the island. The water is shallow enough that you can walk around in it and you can walk on the island, what’s left of it.
The party starts at 6am.
You want to get there as early as possible to get a good spot! We say that “prime time” is from 11am-4pm.
Every year we find that 4pm is “testosterone hour”. The drinks take hold by this time, people’s untethered boats start drifting into the channel, etc.
Many people pack up and leave by 6pm.
Jobbie Nooner takes place on Gull Island, which is only accessible by boat.
There is no other way to get to Jobbie Nooner, you must have a boat.
The majority of people launch their boats from Lake St. Clair Metropark (Harrison Township, Michigan) and head 5-miles out to Gull Island in Lake St. Clair.
If you are one of these people, remember, you legally must be at least one-mile offshore before your boat does 55mph.
Also, to clear up any misinformation, JobbieCrew are NOT the “organizers” of Jobbie Nooner, Raft-Off, etc.
Jobbie Nooner occurs every year and has been since 1974.
We are just one of the many supporters and information outposts for the various events.
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The first Jobbie Nooner was held Friday, June 28th, 1974 at Strawberry Island in Lake St. Clair, about two-miles Northeast of Gull Island.
“Jobbies” (ie: independent contractors) Lee O’Dell and Lee Wagner and 15 of their fellow jobbies from Modern Engineering (Minnesota Street, Madison Heights) “pulled a Nooner”, they took off work early and hit the water to celebrate Lee Wagner’s birthday.
R.I.P. Lee Wagner (1927-2012)
Jobbie’s are freelance automotive engineers, draftsmen, blueprinters, independent contractors.
Billy Fritts, a fellow draftsman at Entech, came on the scene about 1979-80.
The party was a nameless gathering of drunkards until Fritt’s named it “Lee & Lee’s Jobbie Nooner”.
Billy Fritts is also the one who moved the party to Gull Island to help accommodate the larger crowds.
The Authorized Definitive History of JOBBIE NOONER: Original Co-Creator LEE O’DELL Sets the Record Straight! The First Jobbie Nooner Occurred Friday, June 28th, 1974
1974-1975 = Jobbie held at Strawberry Island
1976-1986 = Jobbie held at Fisher Bay
1987-present = Jobbie held at Gull Island
Billy Fritts purchased Brown’s Bar (“Big Boats, Big Beers and Big Party’s!”) in 1996.
Brown’s has been a famous boaters hangout on Harsens Island since its opening in 1946.
Brown’s Bar is famous for its kickass annual Halloween Party the first Saturday in October.
Real Talk with BILLY FRITTS The Original Promoter of the Gull Island Jobbie Nooner Boat Party: The Man who Named, Organized & Hugely Popularized Jobbie Nooner is now a Multi-Million Dollar Self-Made Michigan Success Story!
Yes, Jobbie is lightly policed by US and Canadian authorities.
However, to get arrested at Jobbie Nooner, you have to be doing something incredibly bad or ridiculously stupid.
Overall, the cops are very cool and non-invasive. Hey, they like to see hot girls tits, too. Don’t you?
DO NOT GIVE THE COPS A HARD TIME! We support all American law enforcement and military 100% and so should you!
Jobbie is policed by:
- U.S. Coast Guard
- St. Clair County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol
- Macomb County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police units
- DHS helicopters
- Clay Township police jet ski’s
- U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
- Super Troopers = Ramathorn, Rabbit, Foster, Mac and Farva
The U.S. Coast Guard has an 80-foot long barge called “Jobbie Jail”.
This USCG barge serves as a central command post with temporary holding cells on-board.
Prisoners are taken to either the Clay Township police station or the St. Clair County jail.
The day after Jobbie Nooner, it’s time to clean up Gull Island.
This does not mean you can be an ignorant asswad pig who litters. Please throw your garbage away in a garbage bag!
The St. Clair County and Macomb County Sheriff’s have jail trustees clean up Gull Island.
Afterwards, the Clay Township Fire Department hauls away all the 6800lbs of trash and 5000+ beer cans.
- BWI (boating while intoxicated)
- MIP (minor in possession)
- People riding on the gunwales (sides of the boat)
- Lack of lifejackets
- Illegally operating a jet ski. If born after December 31st, 1978, you must take a mandatory boaters safety course in order to operate a jet ski legally.
If coming from Canada, you need a passport and you need to get an i-68 form from Canadian Border Patrol.
You’ll need to bring 3 passport photos to the port of entry (Port Huron, Michigan) and pay $16.00 US dollars. You will need to do this at least 30 days ahead of time!!
Then once you get to Jobbie Nooner, you must call their number for clearance. Everyone onboard your boat must have an i-68 or a Nexus card. The i68 is good for 13 months.
Gull Island is the main central focal point of Jobbie Nooner.
Located five nautical miles offshore in a jurisdictional gray area between the USA and Canada, Gull Island is Michigan’s mini-Atlantis. And as far as you’re concerned…it’s another dimension.
Gull Island is a man-made island comprised of dredged dirt and sand.
It was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a period of time from 1937 to 1967.
The island is actually about 137 acres.
However, due to high water levels, all but 19 acres are submerged.
The actual ownership of Gull Island is disputed.
Gull Island is technically legally owned by the Native American Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.
However, Clay Township and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also both claim the island, thus there are 3 claims to the ownership of Gull Island.
The island currently features a 35-foot tall U.S. Border Patrol security camera tower with a 360-degree surveillance camera. This camera was put on the island in December 2009.
To reach Gull Island, make sure you have a GPS device, unless you really know your way around. The latitude and longitude coordinates for Gull Island are: 42.53037,-82.680509.
Question: Who named it Gull Island? We don’t know. But we want to find out. If you have any information, please email us.
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